Pilot course in educational neuroscience for qualified teachers will look at how children’s brains develop

The Neuroscience for Teachers course, which will recruit up to 30 qualified teachers from state and independent secondary schools, will focus on how children’s brains develop throughout the teenage years.

Julia Harrington, head of Queen Anne’s School in Caversham, Berkshire, has commissioned Professor Patricia Riddell, a neuroscience specialist at the University of Reading, to design the course, which will be piloted in 2020-21.

The free course will involve six interactive days of workshops across the next academic year, on topics including motivation and engagement; learning and technology; memory; decision-making and leadership; mental health and wellbeing; and action research project planning.

Further information about the course can be found in the TES new story.

Headteachers interested in nominating a teacher to take part in the pilot should contact [email protected]